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. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacuation's and it to continue to prepare for earl. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl's pass on our website, wbaltv.com. we will begin live coverage beginning tonight as hurricane earl moves closer to maryland. how local emergency officials are preparing for the storm. >> an 83-year-old woman claimed she was sexually assaulted inside her home. >> she said she was raped. police say they need your help to find him. we have more details. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking the public's help in finding the man they say raped the elderly woman. the suspect broke into her home around 1 in the
is concerned. the locals were saying, it is teasing us. we will hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders or already in effect and some are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many are not waiting for orders, pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting hurricane earl. if officials will meet later discussed the possibility of evacutations and to continue to prepare for earl. >> you can track earl by logging on to the weather page of wbaltv.com. our team coverage continues later on today with live reports from ocean city. they begin at 5:00 p.m. >> a neighborhood is on edge in anne arundel county. a woman was sexually assaulted. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled t
of the government, the current effort in afghanistan and condition of the u.s. economy, all referenced in the president's speech. here is how you can talk to us the first half hour. president obama saying last night it is time to turn the page. your interpretation of that. phone, e-mail, or twitter. again, if you want to give an e- mail, journal@c-span.org and twitter, go to twitter and then c-spanwj. "the washington post" use is that " for its story tonight. turning to "the new york times." and going to "usa today" -- again, the president quote. conn. mary on hours democrats line. caller: good morning, pedro. i wanted to say how proud i am of president obama fulfilling another of his campaign commitments. i wish to the iraqi people well in governing themselves. and i agree with the president that it is time that we concentrates on our economy and what happened to the people in the middle class. i hope he does stand strong on inundating -- eliminating the tax credit that was given to the very wealthy, by discontinuing that at the end of the year. host: raleigh, north carolina. john, re
, the sea breeze giving us some ice conditions out here. really comfortable low humidity, and folks are able to enjoy themselves -- nice conditions out here. we have the mayor of ocean city joining us. we talked last hour and there were some things you wanted to point out. a lot of people are wondering, should i come down, and when? you are telling folks definitely come down, but may be planted out a little bit crude >> just common sense. it looks like the storm will arrive sometime friday morning and pushed through here friday afternoon. is moving pretty quickly and should be out of here late friday afternoon. after that, this is the kind of whether we can expect not long after that. we encourage everyone to plan to continue to come to ocean city, just wait until the event is passed. later on friday, early saturday morning to you should not have any problems at all. >> the national weather service issuing a tropical storm warning for this area. what precautions are you taking? another you are taking it seriously, but we are not talking about evacuation's here, just being prepared. >> we are
. >> put that on the list. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. on-line show is now. >> a bizarre hours long hostage stand-off ends with a dead suspect in suburban d.c. and a world of questions. tonight, the man who wanted the discovery tv networks to save the planet and went to their corporate headquarters with a gun. what may have been explosives and a long list of demands. plus you are looking live, the east room in the white house. any minute now, we're expecting the president to make an appearance with the leaders involved in the brand new round of mideast peace talks. senior white house correspondent major garrett has all the details live. plus hurricane warning. earl has strengthened again and is now charting its course. tonight from north carolina to maine. what to watch and when. i'm sheppard smith. the news starts now. >> all along the eastern seaboard, the feds are warning be ready to go. some folks in north carolina already scrambling to get out of harm's way. >> on hatteras and the islands, they
at that time. >> can you confirm that the entire building is evacuated now? >> no, i can't. >> can you tell us where the suspect is? >> no. >> still on the first floor? >> anything more specific? >> no. >> can't answer that. >> are there any injuries that you know of at this point? >> there's still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> you won't tell us things basically because you're afraid that he'll hear about it and it will disturb the negotiations? >> a couple of categories as far as negotiation. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how we're treating this situation. thank you. >> thank you. >> just listening to an update with captain starks from the silver spring police department there. as you can hear, very guarded in the information that he's willing to release, but off the top saying that they are negotiating still with this individual. tom costello is still on the ground there. tom, and you've made this point from the very beginning to be careful because thi
one jewelry distributor said it could be worth more than $50,000. >>> stay with us. we have much more still ahead, your weather, traffic and stop stories as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. >>> start you off with a look at hurricane earl this morning continuing to take aim at the eastern seaboard. evacuations are beginning in parts of north carolina and the hurricane could ruin labor day weekend plans for million of people including people right here in our region. >> let's take a look at exactly how things are shaping up for us here on this wednesday more than, september 1st. a live look at our nation's capital to get you started on this wednesday. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's say good morning to tucker barnes with a look at what is happening here. >> good morning. just getting the latest on earl. maximum winds down to 125 miles per hour. that is a category three hurricane. still a major hurricane. very dangerous. it will be approaching the mid- atlantic here during the
home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lead to his arrest. >> it is terrifying. it's a nice neighborhood. i do not know what to think. >> this is the second situation i have heard of it in the neighborhood. there was a home invasion a couple of houses down. >> residents have a mixed reaction to word of a sexual assault in their neighborhood. the attack happened on monday morning. a man broke into a home in glen bernie and sexually assaulted an 83-year-old woman. >> it is a disturbing crime. we will do everything we can to bring this case to closure. >> police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers are stepping up neighborhood patrols. they advised neighbors on better ways to protect themselves. >> have a motion detector lighting. secured your front door, your windows, at any gates, make sure you lock those. >> anyone with information is being asked to call anne arundel county police. now back to you. >> police are investigating a pair
access.wgbh.org (bell rings) >>. >> >> hurricane earl is barrelling down on the us threatening labor day plans for millions. parts of the east coast are under a hurricane watch and the fox storm team is pouring over the track. >>> iraqi freedom operation is over. >>> the dc hot spot has a new device that could have teams holding their ears and moving in the opposite direction. >> we're going to begin with the monster storm haunting the east coast, hurricane earl. >> i'm shawn yancy. >> the storm is setting its sights for the east coast. people are bracing up and down the sea board. sue palka kicks us off. >> the intensity hasn't changed much since yesterday's, category 4, 135 miles per hour winds and getting closer to the east coast . it's going to come really close to the outer banks thursday night. let's take a look at it on satellite imagery, and for a little while today, the eye was clouded over, but i noticed in recent satellite images, we're beginning to see that eye, and the water was about 86 degrees. a little bit of wind sheer today but the track does again continue to bring it
day weekend. sarah simmons is joining us live with the latest. >> reporter: well some people have already had their vacation plans interrupted early. from what we know this morning, we know that folks on the north carolina island of ocracoke have been evacuated as well as hatteras island is also being evacuated. now we've learned within the hour. and hurricane earl is now a category three. it has been downgraded but make no mistake about it here, it can still do a lot of damage with winds packing up to 125 miles per hour right now. maryland emergency officials are meeting today about the impact it's expected to have on ocean city. the mayor there said they have about 200,000 people there now leading up to this big labor day weekend. city officials are also warning swimmers about the dangerous riptides there in the water. now here in d.c. they don't expect much from hurricane earl. however, residents are being asked to prepare for power outages and flooding similar to what we have seen during the severe storms lately. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to declare a statewi
to get you started today at 6:00. we are glad you're with us early i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's talk about earl a little bit more now. evacuations are already under way in north carolina this morning as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. officials ordered all tourists to leave okracoke island starting at 5:00 a.m. this morning. the island's year-round residents are being asked to leave but they do not have to follow the evacuation order. >>> the scene was pretty peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yesterday but the storm is expected to range bring high winds and rains to the area by late thursday, early friday. all right, tuck. we are preparing for what is going on there. just hot for us here. >> mid-90s again in the forecast here. the big change from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane w
. iraqi forces are there for training and not fighting. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: the president didn't claim victory but did declare an end to combat missions in iraq. from the oval office the president said the united states paid a huge price. now operation new dawn begins for troops and diplomats who remain in iraq. >> the country appreciates you, i appreciate you. and the most -- the most pride i take in my job is being your commander-in-chief. >> reporter: the message from president obama to u.s. troops is resonating overseas. >> it's a good feeling and a feel of of accomplishment that i did my part as well as many soldiers before me and soldiers now and you just have a sense that you left something much better than you found it. >> reporter: as the training continues, president obama delivered an oval office speech announcing a change in the mission. >> if we remove nearly 100,000 u.s. troops from iraq. we've closed or transferred to the iraqis hundreds of bases. and we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of iraq. this completes a transition to ira
who is on the scene, live in silver springs to bring us up-to-date. >> this is a very dynamic and developing situation. we are getting ready news. authorities giving a news conference at this very moment. it appears that three hostages since i have just been released safely. authorities are telling us exactly what happened with the gunman. the had been negotiating with him for the last four hours. terrifying moments as a gunman carrying what looked like a bomb took hostages inside the sprawling discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. >> he came in, he was wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back. he also pulled a handgun out and was waiting a handgun. >> but most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what is happening until they were being evacuated. >> a little confusing, a little scary, not really sure what was happening. >> the man was carrying what looked like a disk -- an explosive device. >> we are going under the assumption that it could be explosive devices. >> the building also has its own da
riders can also use the service by calling the number and simply saying next bus. >>> if you live in virginia, you'll have to wait at least another day before getting your driver's license renewed in person. none of the commonwealth 74 dmvs can handle transactions involving photos because of a computer glitch. the problem first arose last week and it's not clear when it will be resolved. in your license expired or will expire between august 26th and september 30th, you will not be ticketed if you get pull over by a police officer. >>> the race for d.c.'s next mayor is heating up. fenty is preparing to debate gray. it's 9 first debate since the latest poll shows the mayor trailing gray by sizable margin. tracee wilkins has details. >> reporter: according to the "washington post" poll released on sunday, the mayor is trailing by double digits. the did democratic primary is just two weeks away, making today's debate that much more critical. some voters h already know who they want. >> i'm going to be voting for fenty temperature. >> i'd like a change and gray is the one that i would
is telling me. >> perhaps the better thing will be to watch us instead getting information from your mom. the key here is paying attention in the next 24 hours if indeed you do have plans to head out to one of the local beaches this labor day weekend because as we know from this past weekend those rip currents can be very dangerous and very deadly when you have waves of this size farther out in the ocean. back to you, peggy. >> thanks so much, kristen. you can keep track of earl and any other tropical systems that develop by logging onto wusa9.com. click on weather to download our free hurricane tracker. >>> police in amsterdam are questioning two possible terror suspects after airline security discovered they packed some bizarre travel items, but the u.s. does not believe this was a dry run for a possible attack. a passenger on a united airlines' flight used his cell phone to record dutch police arresting the two. the men triggered a security scare after they found suspicious items in his bag. inside seven cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto- bismol. >> anytime anybody's got a
're in ocean city with the latest on conditions and preparations for that storm. scott, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, just like howard, the emergency managers at ocean city's emergency operations center are watching the forecast carefully. they're going to take a look at the midday forecast in a 1:00 meeting today and likely at the meeting they will make decisions here at ocean city along maryland's coast about whether or not to ratchet up the level of preparedness. right now they're preparing for the worst and hope for the best, as howard was just suggest, the stormtrack looks like it will be taken off the coast but the cone of indecision in those forecasts does cover ocean city so they are going to prepare for that today. right now, they're talking about the possibility of tropical storm force wind for a period of time on friday. some big sur of and maybe 2 or 3 inches of rain. they're hoping the storm will be moving very quickly and that will minimize the chance of serious beach erosion. one of the big problems they dealt with here last weekend with hurricane danielle, several
than get back? >> no. at this point, we did have one officer that pushed us back. i said well, how far do we need to go? she said back to georgia avenue. i asked what about on the other side of the building. she indicated this is a fluid situation from her perspective, at least, and they're taking action in terms of keeping the public away as they deem it's necessary. >> sure, that's a tall -- i mean, that's a towel building. a lot of vantage points fros f inside that building. >> we were trying to do a count. it looks like it's about a 12 to 14-story building at least. it's a massive, as we said, complex there. this is their worldwide headquarters in downtown silver spring. we hadn't seen cars, then i saw two or three. it's kind of tough to see from this vantage point, but i did see some movement turning on to this main avenue there, georgia avenue, which we've seen is shut down. >> people need to know don't go anywhere near this area at this point. it's at the epicenter of silver spring, the cross roads there. the beltway is not far up the street there. the district line is a couple
.ú ú%-nything overhead.ar not nothing but clear skies. that will be the day and too3 bring us all kinds of sunshine. average around the area. we will get to 93 degrees by noon and 95 at 6:00 p.m. after ú%between 3 and 4:00 thiss33es what do the roads look like as we head out this morning? lauren ccoke has the trafffc edge.3 >> reporterr in addition to -lear skies we have clear roaddays. as we take a live look at the northeast corrrdor, you ill ú%e whitemarsh area.o report in here is south of 695.ú you're looking at a 4-minute ttip itt a speed of 64 miles3 per hour. once you hhp on the beltway, no problems from 85 to 83, you''e looking at an 11-miiute trip with an average speed of 54 miles per hour. to 95, you're looking attan 795, 11-minute trip wiih an averageú speed of 55 miles per hour. ttat's a live look at the traffic edge. back to you. >>> hurricane earl hasn't even hittthe u.s. coastllne yet and already he is putting a big daaper on holiday vacation plans. meean gilliland is ive from he port of baltimore where many people are having a change of plaas. >> reporter: good
was the official hand jomp as u.s. forces stepped back into a supporting and training role. >> ending this war is not only in iraq's interest, it's in our own. the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. through this remarkable chapter and the history of the united states and iraq, we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >> william cohen served as defense secretary under president bill clinton and is now with the cohen group. mr. secretary k-we turn the page? >> well, the page has been turned in the sense that the combat mission is over, combat will continue. it's still a very volatile, dangerous region, and we're going to don't see more assaults launched against the iraqi people, against the 50,000 soldiers who remain there. the real question for me is what's going happen to the remaining 50,000, how will they be down sized in the coming year. what struck me about last night's speech was that the president talked about conditionality on the ground in afghanistan, in other words the reductions that are coming next summ
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
the east coast. dave price is live on the scene and will tell us where it's headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it's time to move on and put the focus back on our home soil. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> we'll hear from both sides of the aisles in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> and the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, september 1, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. morning to the folks outside. good crowd out there already on the corner of a59th and 5th. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot of energy at the top of the hour
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
told us look like pipe bombs. so police are still in there searching, trying to learn if those packs and canisters are, indeed, explosive before they can sound the all-clear. harry. >> smith: wyatt andrews outside discovery headquarters tonight. thanks. our other big story is hurrican earl. the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland have declared states of emergency as the storm moves closer and grows stronger. it is a category four again with 135 mile an hour winds and it cuts an imposing image in the latest photo from space. at last report, earl was about 600 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras, north carolina. it could reach there late tomorrow or early friday, then roll up the east coast. hurricane watches and warnings are up as far north as cape cod. kelly cobiella is in kill devil hills, north carolina, tonight and has the latest. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, harry despite a picture-perfect beach day here, some tourists and locals alike on the most remote of the islands spent it packing up because hurrican earl's winds and rain could be close
's going to be -- any time there is a use of deadly force by police officers it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> was he threatening the hostages? >> based on the information that we had, we believed that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? were you concerned about him? >> we had been talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during our negotiations. >> what was his complaint direct aetd t directed at the discovery communications building? >> i don't have all that information. i know he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that he was arrested here a couple years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks. >> is he still in one piece? >> i don't know. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. >> was he dead? >> i don't have any information on the condition of the su
to go back to aaron gillcrest. >> aaron, what do you have for us there? >> guys, i was just making note of the fact that we're starting to get into the rush hour time here in the silver spring area. it's always a busy area to drive through and traffic, as well. but right now, things are starting to pick up as people start to come through this area and are blocked at many turns. we have a gentleman here with us, jim, who was just leaving work today. and you've been telling us that you're trying to figure out to get where you're going this afternoon, right? >> yeah.7á+zcd. >> if we can, we'll provide you the information at that time. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no, i can't. still on the first floor? >> [ inaudible ]. >> no. i can't answer that. there is still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> are you afraid he'll hear about it and it will disturb negotiations? >> there are a couple different categories as far as information. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how
waves. locally we've got a nice day, sunny, hot. the pollution levels bring us up to a code red. not the best day to be outdoors. the haze will build, guaranteed high of 95 degrees. let's toss to kim brown. >> thanks. we've been off to a good start traffic-wise, not a lot going on. we have some downed wires in the phoenix-monkton area at old york road and glen berry court. police should provide a detour. in problems in materials of drive times, no delays from 795 to 70. 95 southbound looking good between white marsh and the beltway. the harbor tunnel is clear. the beltway top side at 83, some volume starting to build, traffic managing to move at a nice speed. back to you. >> all the usual suspects, bowley's quarters, ellicott city, fells point, half half -- havre de grace. >> we're on talbot street. many places in maryland are talking about how to be prepared for severe weather. down in annapolis, people there are just trying to make sure that their boats are okay. hurricane earl is occurring as annapolis is hosting the 44th annual race week. race officials say if tides and wind
'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. justin is headed down there to check everything out as we keep an eye on earl. >> the hard thing is if you have a place down there, you wonder ooh. >> earl is down to a category 3. i want to make one point clear. the most common question i've had so far this week, i want to answer. this is not isabelle. by any stretch of the imagination, a completely different storm. isabelle chugged inland, pushed surge up the bay. this one stays out to sea. around the bay and baltimore, not much of an impact, a close pass on the east coast, already watches and warnings posted for virginia through north carolina, and we'll be watching our close approach to ocean city thursday night and friday. beyond that labor day weekend looking cooler but looking nice. here we go. tropical satellite showing us where it is, east of the turks and northeast of the turks and caicos and bahamas islands. we'll have the latest update in just a few minutes. taking you back home, a quiet sea, clearing and calm on the satellite and radar, across maryland. temperatures ranging from 70 i
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
complete coverage continues with derek valcourt. he is at the scene. he joins us live, via the phone. >>> there is a lot of tension. obviously, a lot of questions for employees of discovery communications who want to know exactly what is going on inside their building. many people were at work around 1:00 this afternoon, when an announcement came over the loud speaker, telling them to make themselves secure in their office. then a massive e-mail went out, at about 1:20, warning them to lock themselves down in their office. if there was some potential danger in the building. another e-mail went out at about 1:52, trying to explain to employees how they would be able to get out. all of the employees were taken up to the top floor of the 7th, 8th, and 9th floor of the building. and then they were all escorted out a fire escape. right now, police are here on the scene. they are briefing the media. i'll have an update for you in just a few moments. >> derek valcourt, reporting live from the phone. the discovery is a very busy section of silver spring. bruce johnson filed this report a sho
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
people in maryland are doing to prepare for us. >> rough surf and waves and ocean city are only a preview of what's to come, earl plowing through the caribbean and roaring ahead up the eastern seaboard expected to come close to maryland. >> we're monitoring the situation very closely. we have a heightened awareness, should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation efforts. >> this hurricane is very likely on the current track going to affect the beaches of ocean city and probably cause a lot of erosion and fair amount of damage. >> the governor says he's been in close contact with ocean city's mayor and decision should come by tomorrow on whether the town which will swell for quarter million people will be evacuated. >> we have to be on guard these storms can do a lot of damage. >> in 2003 the powerful his bell left $1 billion in damage in its wake. >> it was terrible. >> darrell lived through it. one of the hardest hit areas for more than 200 homes were destroyed. he is also watching for any potential flooding from earl. >> what's going to happen is going to happen, hopefully we'
to loss strength as it moves north, but officials are still arning that %-the u.s. because of the severe flooding. you should expect that there's go to be pounding rain, some high winds and very daagerous waves out there ii the coming days. livv frrm theport o!! the port , megan gilliland.3 fox 45 mor 45 morning news. >>> he marrlaad emergency agency is keepinn an eye on joel d smith is live ith the latest preparations. good morning, joel. >> repprter: good morning. patrice. they're looking at a lot of different maps. ú%en though ttis unlikell to come to our area here, and maybe not even hii the eastern shore so bad, you ggt to beeready. we have talked bout what youú should. we have is the ssuff laid out here right now. let's get to ed, and see what are you seeing onnthe most >> the most recent maa is keeping it 200 ilee out to sea. we will have issues with surf at ocean city and we will have ppoblems with swimming and we will have further problems this weee. -nd some issues with small coastal flooding.ú >> reporter: let's go through it quickly. winter or the hurricane, you're s
. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a high wind and the possible storm surge to the u.s. coast. >> we have to be ready to go. >> the national hurricane center downgraded it to a category 3 this morning. this is the first time in two decades that a hurricane threatens such an large portion of the eastern seaboard. courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. let's get the latest on its strength and its track. adam caskey has new information. >> it is still a category 3 hurricane. the maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. there's a hurricane watch for most of the eastern shores. delaware, maryland, virginia. there's a hurricane warning for eastern north carolina along the outer banks. they anticipate a hurricane like conditions over the eastern north carolina area, out of banks. it is a category 3, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour of. there is a well-defined eye. notice the orange color. that is dry air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we c
, old york road closed at glen berry court because of downtown wires, use jarrettsville pike. a disabled vehicle at 543 and 22 in bel air, police on the scene. back to you. >>> hopefully we'll be safe and found and people will be able to come to the beach. but if necessary, i'll close my gates and put some sandbags in front of them and hope for the best. i think we'll be okay though. >> in ocean city, business owners are prepping for hurricane earl's potential punch. this morning he's a category 3 storm packing winds up to 135 miles per hour. we're keeping an eye on this. it changes constantly, as weather does. >> we're there in ocean city now, we're going stay put, we'll have up to the-minute forecast on abc2news.com. tomorrow we'll start our live team coverage from the beach, 5:00 tomorrow night until earl passes us by. >>> in glen burnie on country club drive, some guy in his 20s breaks into a home and sexual assaults an 83-year-old woman. neighbors as you can imagine extremely worried about this. abc 2's linda so says police are on it. linda? >> cops are boosting their presence in th
of the u.s. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> and i'm jim vance. warnings are out from the southern coast to the mid-atlantic. in north carolina, emergency management officials are calling for an evacuation of an island starting at 5:00 tomorrow morning. dangerous current markers have been put along the beaches there. high winds and rains are expected to hit the outer banks by thursday or friday. the surf already is extremely rough along the coast of central florida. waves there could reach heights of nine feet by the end of the week. lifeguards in that area have had to pull more than 100 people from the water since saturday. >>> and hurricane earl's power is even visible from space. a nasa astronaut captured this image of the storm churning in the atlantic as it makes its way north. chief meteorologist doug cameron is tracking hurricane earl. what's it looking like now? >> well, there's some very good news out of this. and right now still a major storm. the 11:00 advisory, the latest advisory coming in, earl still winds of 135 miles an hour and still a category 4 storm. just over t
real soon as kristen's been telling us. in seven minutes we'll get a live report from naghead. you can track earl and other hurricanes the home page at wusa9.com. >>> police barricade situation in walkersville, maryland is over. the man inside the home is being checked out of the hospital. the standoff ended just after midnight over seven hours after it began. officers entered the room where the man was held up. they found himlying in a bathroom in need of medical assistance. it all started yesterday evening when maryland state police received a call about a man threatening himself and others. >>> new this morning the secretary of defense is in iraq in, robert gates is there meeting with u.s. troops about their new role. it comes hours after president obama addressed the nation. he said our combat role in iraq is over. >> the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. we have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in iraq. and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. >> the president said he spo
hills, north carolina, for us tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as earl marches toward the shoreline, time becomes all that more important, perhaps separating safety from imminent danger. though today produced yet another beautiful sunrise over cape hatteras, thousands are clearing out for what lurks beyond, earl. >> safety first. >> reporter: the storms are expected to start whipping north carolina's outer banks in the coming hours. >> our week is cut short. >> reporter: voluntary departures in kitty hawk, tourists and residents are leaving little to chance. >> if it stayed out to sea we'd be okay. if it comes in, we don't know. we're not going to ruin our vacation by being in bad weather. >> reporter: earl's changing vacation plans in the open water as well. today a carnival ship docked in florida instead of a planned stop in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey, the surf is getting ro
on doubt tape used on kristi. >> fiber evidence is what i think is important. >> reporter: there was more, incriminati incriminating pornography found on his computers the pictures he was looking at home was mirroring that he was doing to his victims. >> male dominating the victim. >> reporter: how disappointing was it that it was their own? >> to go to the victims and say it was one of my own that did this to you it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: sergeant jeff pelo went on trial in may 2008 the most damaging testimony came from his victims. >> i do think his biggest mistakes he chose the wrong women to assaults. the women he survived his attacks were willing to stand up and say what happened. >> reporter: after six weeks the jury returned a damning verdict, guilty on 35 counts of rape, kidnapping and stalking. 25 of those countries for the attack on sarah. he was sentenced to 440 years, one of the longest sentences in illinois history. >> i thought it was important to have this -- to have him be accountable. >> reporter: pelo's wife. >> i felt badly for the victims. i really do. but
. labor day weekend will turn out beautiful. many of us are doing the races around will region with cooler temperatures and drier weather. we'll take you to the south where foyer about a day and a half we maintain a category four strength that is a rarity for a storm. but it probably peaked out and went through an eye wall replacement psychocontext the eye is looking healthy this morning, about zero, five myers across. a solid shape of the storm. but you can see it's eroded away on the south side a little bit. some wind share has started to impact the storm. and you'll get more of that as it rolls up the coast. the 120-mile-an-hour sustained winds and expected to be off the coast of the carolinas. still a category three storm and watch it pull away from the shore lines. typically the storms do mimic the coastline. and once they start hitting the outer banks they start pulling away. and it is ocean city and the delaware beaches and up to new england and nova scotia will have a problem this weekend as well. we have light winds at five miles an hour. we'll take you off the coast of delaware.
or three times. i keep my blinds closed all day. i keep my blinds on my balcony closed. i'm not used to living that way. i don't like to have to do that. >> a flyer has our phone numbers. a young black male. >> okay. >> anywhere from 18-20s? >> reporter: at sunset, montgomery county police officers blanketed the neighborhood trying to unearth clues that could lead to the man who robbed these residents of their peace of mind. >> it just might be something and it might be the tip we need. >> reporter: the composite sketches may be different, but the descriptions are the same. the suspect is black, 17-25 years old, 5'7" to 5'10" with a slim build and no facial hair. in each attack he's crept into an apartment through an open ground floor window. in june, he raped a 68-year-old woman. this month it's believed he raped again. right across the street. assaulting an 86-year-old. >> every day you get up and you think you've heard everything. but you hear something like this and you realize there are some really crazy people out there. it's terrible. it's just terrible. >> investigators belie
that in mind. for us, going to be in the mid- 90s today with south winds 5 to 10. 79 at 9:00. 92 at noon and 92 at 5:00. and the air quality is unhealthy. angie? >> hope you're off to a wonderful wednesday. good morning, so great to see. let's talk about what we're doing with early on. just construction. no major incidents or accidents to tell you about. if you're traveling 95 going southbound at 216 you're going to want to watch for it. should be clearing in the next half hour. that's the same situation going northbound near powder mill. let's take it over to 270 in the local lanes. that's where we're going to want to watch for it near falls road and that's going southbound. in virginia 66, overall okay on. coming out of manassas making your way inside the belt away. 395 heading northbound. no problem. drivers moving at a good pace. making their way past the duke exit. and before this we're tracking 95 and so far so good. we're still looking at about that one hour drive to get out of fredericksburg continuing towards the springfield interchange. back to you. >>> we've been talking about ea
hours..3 >> do not let the people come at night. close down.3úus. >> hurricane danielle caused the dangerous rip tides this past weekend. lifeguards had to perform, >> the entire state of maryland prepares for the worst, from hurricane earll >> hat is the iggest threat become late thursday intt friday, what's our -- what's he big danger here? >> governor o'maaley held a teleconferenceeearliir today. coordinating with mema, power companies and other state agencies. >> businesses in ocean city, often rely on the labor day weekend for the last big booot in sales. along the boardwalk, many offthe ú%sinesses that depend on the summer crowds for the yearlyy3 income, are watching hurricane earl's progress. they hope the usual holiday be -eekend crowds are not scared >> well, we are helping for a lot of people, a lot of a littll worried about theerain. but, you know, if people have booked their vacations, hopefully they will continue to >> many hotels are usually sold out on sunny labor day week. with he storm bearing down, business owners worrr that customers may cancel the reser
-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> reporter: 18 hours? >> yes, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to but state officials worry it >> there have been times when people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the orders are called for. >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to
that that man may be linked to several bodies found in the bay area. anne makovec in vallejo to show us what she's learned about the investigation. >> reporter: this has been very confusing. there are a lot of cases involved and several killings. but in the past 24 hours a lot of activity has focused on the house behind me in vallejo. this missing persons poster distributed by the woman's husband a few days ago, it's believed these two women in these photos could be the people into were found dead in this house here behind me, a house where a huge supply of bomb-making materials was found overnight, as well. the atf is here investigating. this accused killer efren valdemoro is now dead. he was killed by officers last night after a high-speed chase ended in the shopping center parking lot in richmond. his girlfriend was found dead in the car. valdemoro was already wanted in connection with the killing of an elderly man at this home in hercules. that man's son frederick sales has been missing since his father was found murdered and is feared to be a victim as well. valdemoro was a frequent guest a
. >> often undercover investigations where you're using either cooperating crimmnals out on the street or federal aggnts who arr operating dealees.er or purporting to ruu &-the $10 mmllion in drug monee, they will sees assets nnluding real esttte and the $740,000 home they say blackwell owns. keith danieess fox 45 nnws at 5:30. >> thank you, keith. >>> police make an arrest after a body is found in the innerúha. ú&lice arested 20-year-ood wayne black in 2008. pushing a an in he aaer afte3 asking hii ffr a cigarette.3ú &-away from starting his junior year on an engineering scholarship. >>> a man suspected of raping a a sexually transmitted disease is off the streett because a crime and justice reporter joy lepoll tells us ll it look for a phone call. >> reporter: jennifer, on friia3 night during fox 45's fugitive files a call came in that led to the capture of a fugittve poliie had been anting to track down. ú&tectives made the arrest this morning. >> aaything to say for yourself? on.i don't even kkow has going >> reporter: 33--eaa-old michae3 waters walked in for questionin
evacuated. >> moments ago, police alerted us that that guy did die from his gunshot wounds. we are hoping to have more information. meanwhile, downtown silver spring, a chaotic mess. in and out of the downtown area here have been closed as police deal with this situation. they're still in the building. checking out any further possible incendiary device. >> it operates cable and satellite net works in the united states including tlc. >>> complete coverage continues with sky eye chopper 13. and captain mike perry live above the scene for us. >> we heard derek say that the suspect had been shot. the police armored personnel was facing the opposite direction a few moments ago. we saw three tactical officers walk into the building. we did not sigh anyone that looked like a civilian or hostage, walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they ar
in his demands on the internet that humans are not necessary. we've got with us, derek bartlett, a former s.w.a.t. team member and sniper team member. hopefully the information is correct. everyone is out of the building. this is not a hostage situation. if that is the case, you have an individual, he's armed, he may have explosives. how the s.w.a.t. team who's in contact with him hopefully get him out of there safely and end this? >> well, if things are where they are right now, hopefully you contain him, you contact him, you talk to him. and you give him a chance to air whatever grievance he has and hopefully give up peacefully without injuring anyone in the building or s.w.a.t. officers or himself. obviously the goal is to get everyone out alive. >> absolutely. and if all of the individuals in that building are out, he's in there alone, he's got the microphone, if you will, in that he's in contact with authorities. and at this point, do they simply listen? and the urgency of getting innocent people out of there, it doesn't seem to be the case. . >> we're going to try to talk to him and
tell us lee has taken a small number of hostage on the first floor but there are conflicting reports of what's actually happening inside. children from a daycare on the ground floor of the building were taken out. the montgomery county police chief says most of the 1900 employees in the building are now out. but some on the upper floors were told to stay at their desks and turn out the lights. they have reports of one shot fired in the lobby. their focus is to get lee out of the building safely. >> at this point still negotiating with him trying to get him to release the hostage and surrender peacefully. >> reporter: several media outlets are reporting lee is an environmentalist angry at discovery because their shows aren't doing enough to protect the planet. he was arrested during a protest at the building in 2008. >> thanks josie we'll stay on top of that. hurricane earl you are looking at a live picture from ocean city. looks pretty calm now but earl spun toward the east coast driving tourist from north carolina and threatening to bring damaging winds and waves to the atlantic
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